While some of us have been vocal about the abrupt appearance of holiday music and decor *cough* Heather,* others are pleased to welcome it! And there is one place I have found for years now truely pleases with its seasonal decor.
Chatsworth, the home of the duke and duchess of Devonshire (and our very own Georgiana) is officially 'dressed' for the season. As tradition tons of decorations are brought out, dressing corners, railings, doorways, libraries etc. The scent of cinnamon and pine sweep through the home, and the toasty atmosphere is a welcomed retreat from November. Even the table is set for a holiday dinner!
If roaming through the halls is not enough for you, the shop features decor you can bring home. I have several lovely ornaments from the shop that are incredibly unique! I highly recommend a visit and even though she may be grumbling I will speak for Heather too, Chatsworth dressed for the holidays is well worth the trip!
I put together a short video so you can check out the amazing estate in its holiday form! Enjoy ~
In the news today Prince Sixte-Henri de Bourbon (you may know him as Louis XIV's heir) has moved forward to sue Versailles. All the trouble has been stirred over the recent shows held at the palace which feature modern artists. The current show that is causing a stir is that of Takashi Murakami, which opened September 12. The Prince heads the group Coordination de la Défense de Versailles, and the lawsuit is targeted at the exhibition coordinators.
"In the suit, the royalists allege that the château of Versailles is the intellectual property of Louis XIV and his descendants and that the display of Murakami's artwork infringes on their rights."